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Veterans Day Panel Discussion, Book Signing & Wreath Laying Ceremony

  • United States Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

The United States Navy Memorial would like to invite you to a special Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, book signing, and panel discussion.

12 NOVEMBER 2018
Panel Discussion & Book Signing: 11:00am
Wreath Laying Ceremony: 1:00pm

U.S. Navy Memorial*
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

The ceremony at 1:00pm will include remarks from Navy Memorial and Naval District Washington officials along with a musical performance by the United States Navy Band. This event is free and open to the public. It is part of an ongoing effort by the Navy Memorial to promote public understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of the Sea Services.

Before the ceremony, you are invited to attend a book signing with Patricia Walters Anderson, author of the Nautilus Trilogy. Former crew members from the USS Nautilus will engage in a panel discussion with the author and attendees. These pre-ceremony events will begin at 11:00am.


For over 31 years, until his death in 2007, Pat was the wife and business partner of Captain William R. Anderson, the commander of USS Nautilus (SSN-571) during the first under-ice explorations in 1957 as well as Nautilus’ historic top-secret mission to transit the Arctic Ocean from the Pacific to the Atlantic in 1958.

For more information, contact Robert Parker at or 202-380-0723.

*In the case of foul weather, the ceremony will be moved from the outdoor Plaza to the Burke Theater, located in Navy Memorial’s adjacent Visitor Center

Earlier Event: November 11
Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
Later Event: November 14
Fantail Breakfast with James Geurts